NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 19 (UPI) -- Dharun Ravi, convicted of spying on his Rutgers University roommate with a Web camera, was released from a New Jersey jail Tuesday after serving 20 days.
Dressed a dark blue shirt and khaki pants, Ravi, 20, left the Middlesex County Jail in North Brunswick, N.J., with defense attorney Steven Altman, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported.
Ravi was convicted in March of several second-degree bias counts for focusing his webcam on his roommate, Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, in September 2010 then tweeting about his encounter with another man and inviting others to watch a later encounter.
Several days after the incident, Clementi, 18, committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. Ravi, 20, was not charged with causing Clementi's death.
Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the judge reduced the jail time to 20 days, The Star-Ledger reported Ravi also was sentenced to three years of probation and 300 hour of community service.
Altman appealed Ravi' convictions last week, challenging the constitutionality of the bias intimidation law under which Ravi was convicted. He also is challenging Ravi's conviction for invasion of privacy, hindering his own apprehension and evidence tampering.